"Anyone who welcomes you, welcomes me..."

-Jesus, Matthew 10:40

We are a Jesus-seeking community whose goal is to honor God by offering Biblical, radical hospitality so that every person who walks through the doors feels genuinely valued and accepted. 



Join our Welcoming Ministries team in a variety of capacities. These jobs help to make our church a safe and warm environment. Search below for ways to help out.


Sunrise follows Jesus’ call to take the Gospel to all corners of the earth. Starting here in our own neighborhood and reaching into international missions. Look below for ways you can get involved in missions with our teams.

Welcoming Ministries

Ways to Serve Inside the Church

Contact:  Kelsey Webber, 719-598-7013 or

Hug and rock children during one of our Sunday services!  One certified Sunrise Kid Care Professional will be working with one or more volunteers to care for our congregation’s children during our three Sunday morning worship services.  Volunteer times are 8:15 – 9:45, 9:30 – 11:00, or 10:45 – 12:15.  Background checks must be completed before volunteering begins.  Our nursery is available for all children from birth through 3 years.  This staff is comprised of dedicated, trained, and loving individuals and background-checked volunteers who love to serve children.

There are also still volunteer positions open for Sunday School teachers and helpers. Contact for more information.

Friendly ambassadors make guests at Sunrise feel welcome and connected. If you are interested, please contact Donna Adams.

Greeters open doors and welcome people as they come to worship. Email for more info.

You can also help at the welcome desk, by answering questions and handing out gifts to first time visitors. For more information, email Sherry Drew.

First time guests are also given loaves of bread. If you are interested in baking this bread or delivering it, please email Sharon Hawkins.

A lot of effort goes into making each service at Sunrise run smoothly. You can help us out in a variety of different ways.

Ushers distribute bulletins, Friendship Folders, and offering baskets. Email to volunteer at the 8:30 & 9:45 services, or the 10:59 services.

Communion servers participate in the serving of bread & juice to the congregation. Two servers are needed after each of the 8:30 & 9:45 services, except the first Sunday of the month. Email here to volunteer. While several servers are needed at the 10:59 service. Email here to volunteer.

Scripture readers are needed during the 8:30 & 9:45 services. Email here for more info.

There are many other ways you can volunteer at Sunrise. 

Tech team members assist with lighting, sound, and visual effects during worship services, weddings, memorial services  and other productions. No experience is required, training will be provided. Email Spencer Smith for more information.

If you have military, law enforcement, security or medical backgrounds, you can assist with the Safety Team. They train to respond to emergency situations that may arise. Email Rick Hunt for more information. 

Church office volunteers help several hours per week, by serving as receptionists, helping with mailings, organizing, assisting the office manager and more. Please contact Pattie Smith for more information or to volunteer.

Sunrise Maintenance and Repair Team, or SMART, does maintenance and repair projects for the church.  If you are interested, please email If you have a particular skill that you wish to share, please include that in your email.


Missions & Outreach

Ways to Serve Alongside Sunrise

Sunrise lives out Acts 1:8 “…you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Sunrise is active in our community locally, nationally, and around the world. We live our mission statement “Serving Christ by serving others.” The Missions leadership team meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at 5:45-7:00 pm in Room 205/206; all are welcome to attend. Join our  newsletter, Friends of Missions, to get updates by sending your name and email to For more info, email Mary Rowe.

Join Sunrise members and this not-for-profit group to feed and serve the needy at Legacy Wesleyan Church 502 N. Walnut St. Meet in the Sunrise parking lot the first Saturday of every month at 7:30 am to carpool; return by 10:30 am. Call Sam Polizzi at (719)963-7853 for information or to let him know you are coming. 

Every year, Sunrise church sponsors multiple missions trips. Click here for more info. 

Contact:  Annette Grundmeier,

CarePortal links the Department of Human Services with the church through e-mails to help meet the needs of the children in their care. Needs include anything from gas cards and bus passes to clothes to household items and beds.

You can participate by simply contacting our point person at to get your e-mail in the system. Then you will start receiving requests in the form of e-mails. To respond to a need you simply click “respond to request”. On the next screen, if you are responding for the first time hit the “+” button and add your information. Then add the point person e-mail ”“, next add your phone number in the appropriate box , then tell the caseworker what you can help with in the appropriate box. Then read the confidential statement, check the box and hit submit. A social worker will contact you and arrange how to deliver the item. Any questions contact your point person